Establishments that need to chop a lot of heads of lettuce in a short amount of time will want to consider a special lettuce cutter to get the job done. With these cutters, you can chop 24 heads of lettuce in three to ten minutes, depending on the particular unit and how enthused the food prep employees are. Differing cut sizes are available to suit your lettuce needs.
Chopped lettuce is used primarily in sandwiches and salads. If you will be using the lettuce for sandwiches, it is recommended that you use smaller cuts so the lettuce does not monopolize the sandwich. For chopped salads, you will want to select a lettuce cutter that makes larger 1” pieces. If the cut size is not available, look at the number of blades the unit has. The higher the number of blades, the smaller the lettuce pieces the machine will be able to cut.
You can also select different methods of operation. Though they are all manually controlled, some simply have a lift up pusher where your workers will have to thrust down on the head of lettuce. Other models use a pull down lever to chop the lettuce. When preparing lettuce for sandwiches or salads, get a precision cut with the help of this great piece of food prep equipment. When you hand an unskilled worker a kitchen knife to prepare foods, he becomes a liability, use a bulk chopper to prevent injuries in the kitchen and other mishaps.